( The story of two women caught in the rural America of t...)
The story of two women caught in the rural America of the 1880s, this novel is in part inspired by Perks' own family history. In it, she invites reappraisal of our own society's attitudes toward individuality, religion, illness, sexual orientation, and, especially, friendship, as we approach the turn of a new century.
Bachelor, Cornell University, 1985. Master of Fine Arts, Cornell University, 1990.
Lecturer Cornell University, 1990-1993. Visiting assistant professor Hobart & William Smith, Geneva, 1993-1996, University California Santa Cruz, since 1996. Member Associated Writing program, since 1999.